Grateful Dead Live at City Island on 1984-06-23
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- Grateful Dead
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- 2004-07-12 09:36:49
- Harrisburg, PA
- City Island
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Black Peter just rocks here
Subject: Nice Back End
The fun began with Space. It worked itself into a nice long Truckin' intro; the Spoonful jam after made for a nice unhurried outro and kept a very bluesy feel into Black Peter. Around & Around was, well, Around & Around, but was always a bit nicer when Brent switched from piano to B-3 in his solo at the key change. Goin' Down The Road was unexpected and quite perky; it did sound like Jerry was working into something at the end until Bob jumped it with Saturday Night. It could have been a real treat with Sat. Night supplanting the Day Job encore, but oh well.
Probably not worth a download, but worth a listen.
Subject: Great Typical 80's show:
I think that the negative reviews of this show are unjustified as I've seen 65 or so shows since 83. It's not as good as Buffalo 88-89-90 or Alpine Valley, etc - but the band was in a real good mood and were playing great for an 1984 gig. I think that alot of people just couldn't hear or see very well as is the case with alot of venues.
I was right up front and saw the whole thing -- everything, and could hear it all -- everything better than usual. I learned alot about the dead that day that is only usually apparent for those who have been lucky enough to be in the first row or on stage for that once in a lifetime gig.
Too many snobs get too focused on Jerry, or Bobby -- but it's always been a package deal as I see it and in my humble opinion, they showed up with a package worth experiencing that day. What about Brent Midland! And u should have heard all of the stuff that Mickey Hart was doing that didn't make it onto the tape mix!
Most of these reviews are posted by people who were there, but less concerned about the recording. I used a 16 band stereo equalizer to clean this recording up a little, but I didn't have to do much to bring it up and out, so I would give the recording a 5 or 6 on scale of 10. However, I'm sticking to my story about how great the actual show was.
The show was great and even my friends who stayed up on the bleachers had a great time. Brothers and sisters: Don't Ease Me In!!
Subject: My one and only show. . .
Subject: Robert Hunter's Birthday !!
Subject: Have to Agree...
Subject: A Good Time, BUT ....
So: this is a bad show. Having Don't Ease and Day Job in the same show, to end both sets, is not a good thing. Worst for me is how out of it Jerry is -- he repeatedly flubs the riffs in Estimated, and seems very unfocused all night.
Yes, I know it's Junkie Jerry, but sometimes it inspired him to a dark edge and didn't get in the way (such as Toronto 6/21 and Augusta,ME 10/12). Unfortunately, this ain't one of those times. I've always been amazed at how different 6/21 and this show are, though only two days apart.
Bottome line: for completists and historical purposes only.
Subject: My 1st show!
Subject: First Outdoor
Subject: White Rabbit
I always wanted to say, "thanks"! : )
Subject: why not..
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